...from the Leg-HERFing department...

Who expects it was just a bomb-bomb, Jim. They came back with a bigger one, just now.


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U.S. Drops 'E-Bomb' On Iraqi TV 
March 25, 2003 

The U.S. Air Force has hit Iraqi TV with an experimental electronmagetic pulse device 
called the "E-Bomb" in an attempt to knock it off the air and shut down Saddam 
Hussein's propaganda machine, CBS News Correspondent David Martin reports. 

The highly classified bomb creates a brief pulse of microwaves powerful enough to fry 
computers, blind radar, silence radios, trigger crippling power outages and disable 
the electronic ignitions in vehicles and aircraft. 

Iraqi satellite TV, which broadcasts 24 hours a day outside Iraq, went off the air 
around 4:30 a.m. local time (8:30 p.m. ET Tuesday). Iraq's domestic television service 
was not broadcasting at the time. 

Officially, the Pentagon does not acknowledge the weapon's existence. Asked about it 
at a March 5 news conference at the Pentagon, Gen. Tommy Franks said: 3I can't talk to 
you about that because I don't know anything about it.2 

The use of the secret weapon came on a day that saw intense action on the battlefield. 
The Pentagon said the U.S. Seventh Cavalry killed between 150 and 500 Iraqis after 
being attacked by rocket-propelled grenades near An Najaf in central Iraq. There are 
no reported American casualties. 

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